Five Scottish locations have made the UK Atomic Energy Agency’s (UKAEA) long-list for a potential site to build the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant. The UK Government opened calls for potential sites last year, with nominations being closed at the end of March this year. The UKAEA has now published the list of 15 potential sites for the fusion plant. The potential Scottish sites are: Dounreay in Caithness, which is part of the Caithness and North Sutherland regeneration partnership. East Airdrie in North Lanarkshire; Poneil in South Lanarkshire and Ardeer in North Ayrshire and Chapelcross nuclear power station in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, brought forward by the South of Scotland Enterprise.
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Two North West sites have made it through to the last 15 of potential locations for what could be the world’s first prototype fusion energy plant. Bay Fusion, an association of companies, Lancaster City Council, Lancashire County Council, local colleges and a group of universities led by Lancaster, are supporting the nomination of Heysham as a potential location for the Government’s new Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP). A second site at Moorside, backed by the Cumbria LEP, in partnership with Copeland Borough Council, has also been shortlisted.
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A bid to build a fusion energy plant in Berkeley and Oldbury passed the first assessment stage on Thursday. Only 15 proposals progressed beyond initial assessment and the newly-named ‘Severn Edge’ plan was one of them, according to the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. Western Gateaway want to build a £220 million plant at the two former nuclear sites.
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A WEST Cumbrian site has progressed in the next stage in the process location for a new type of nuclear power plant. Moorside in West Cumbria remains in the running for the UK’s first prototype nuclear fusion power plant. The site, close to the Sellafield nuclear complex, was selected in March 2021 as the favoured Cumbrian location to UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA’s) national siting competition.
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